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Jenni Blong, sometimes credited as Jeni Blong[2] or Jenny Blong,[3] is an actress who has worked in American film, television, and theater. She has guest starred in a variety of television series, including Big Love, True Blood, Lost, The Booth at the End, and Fringe. She has also had small roles in the films Cry-Baby, 200 Cigarettes, S1m0ne, and Finding Amanda.

Jenni Blong
Other namesJeni Blong, Jenny Blong
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)John Livingston (brother of Ron Livingston, married as of October 2007)[1]

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CareerEdit

TheaterEdit

In 1998, Blong appeared as Honey in New Century Theatre's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The Daily Hampshire Gazette praised the actress, writing that "although her portrayal is occasionally too mannered, over all, [she] does well portraying Honey as a fragile simp with a dirty secret."[4] Also in 1998, Blong starred as Ophelia in The Circle Hamlet, an interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. It was the first production by new theater company Public Domain.[5]

Television and filmEdit

Blong had a role in the 1990 film Cry-Baby, co-starring Johnny Depp.

Beginning in 1999, Blong has done guest starring, single appearances in a number of American television series, including NYPD Blue, The Guardian, The District, Cold Case, 24, ER, and Ghost Whisperer. Blong received a major role in the HBO drama series Big Love as Evie, for which she appeared in five episodes. Over a four year period, starting in 2008, Blong played Michelle Stackhouse in another HBO series, True Blood.[6] She also appeared in a 2010 episode of the television series Lost.[7]

In the 2010 episode "Peter" of the science fiction series Fringe, Blong guest starred as Dr. Carla Warren, the tragic lab assistant of Walter Bishop (John Noble).[8] She returned in the 2012 episode, "Black Blotter", as a hallucination of Walter's. Den of Geek called her performance "striking" and "undoubtedly sexy, but cold in a decidedly powerful way,"[9]

Since 2011 Blong has portrayed waitress Doris in the first and second seasons of the science fiction drama series The Booth at the End. The Huffington Post was pleased that she returned for the second season, writing that she played the role "promisingly."[10] Series creator Christopher Kubasik believed that Blong "has one of the hardest jobs in that show because basically her little scenes are these little quick quirky blackout sessions with almost no substance of clarity about what’s going on underneath. Everything is implied and everything that’s implied is only suggestion. It’s that vague. And she rocked the house every time and I will be grateful forever for her."[11]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film/Television series Role Notes
1990 Cry-Baby[12] Inga Film
1998 The Census Taker Brenda Short
1999 200 Cigarettes[12] Cheryl's Friend Film
Angel Young Woman Television series
Guest star, episode: "In the Dark"
2000 NYPD Blue Julianne Maurice Television series
Guest star, episode: "Stressed for Success"
Strong Medicine Tina Television series
Guest star, episode: "Second Look"
Bad Dog Giselle Short
2002 Recipe for Disaster Bonnie TV film
The Guardian Susan Muter Television series
Guest star, episode: "Causality"
S1m0ne[12] Jane Film
For the People Stacey Television series
2003 The District Tanya Dunsmore Television series
Guest star, episode: "Back in the Saddle"
The Agency William Yun's Fiancee Television series
Guest star, episode: "Our Man in Washington"
Cold Case Nicole Television series
Guest star, episode: "Our Boy Is Back"
Coyote Waits (2004 TV Show) Skinwalkers: The Navajo Mysteries, S1:E2[13] Ava Walker Television movie
2004 24 Susan Cole Television series
Guest star, episodes: "Day 3: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m." and "Day 3: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m."
Century City Anni Television series
Guest star, episode: "Without a Tracer"
Six Feet Under Pregnant Woman in Elevator Television series
Guest star, episode: "Untitled"
2007 Music Within[14] Shelly Film
Eyes Barbara Steele Television series
Guest star, episode: "Whistleblower"
2007–2011 Big Love Evie Television series
Five episodes
2008 Finding Amanda Paula Film
2008–2012 True Blood Michelle Stackhouse Television series
Six episodes
2009 ER Elaine Griswold Television series
Guest star, episode: "T-Minus-6"
Labor Pains Pregnant Soccer Mom #1 Film
Ghost Whisperer Linda Miller Television series
Guest star, episode: "Lost in the Shadows"
Lie to Me Mrs. Jackson Television series
Guest star, episode: "Tractor Man"
2010 Lost Lindsey Television series
Guest star, episode: "What Kate Does"
Justified Molly Tucker Television series
Guest star, episode: "The Hammer"
2010–2012 Fringe Dr. Carla Warren Television series
Three episodes
2011–2012 The Booth at the End Doris Television series
Nine episodes
2013 Lost Time Melissa Film

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Actor John Livingston Wife Jenny Blong and Actor Ron Livingston". Getty Images. October 19, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Jeni Blong". AOL TV. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "200 Cigarettes: Cast & Details". TV Guide. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "NCT delivers a full-tilt brawl". Daily Hampshire Gazette. July 13, 1998. Retrieved January 3, 2013. (subscription required)
  5. ^ Bruckner, J.R. (October 7, 1998). "Theater Review; To Be, or Whatever, in a Shakespearean Fracas". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Jenni Blong: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  7. ^ Stafford, Nikki (2010). Finding Lost, Season 6: The Unofficial Guide. Toronto: ECW Press.
  8. ^ Ng, Philiana (April 1, 2010). "'Fringe' spring premiere: Peter's origin explained". Zap2It. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  9. ^ Grifter, Billy (December 17, 2012). "Fringe season 5 episode 9 review: Black Blotter". Den of Geek. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  10. ^ Robinson, Bill (August 6, 2012). "The New Twilight Zone: Booth at the End's Season 2 Launches". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  11. ^ Peterman, Mindy (August 11, 2011). "An Interview with The Booth At the End 's Christopher Kubasik". The Morton Report. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  12. ^ a b c "Overview for Jenni Blong". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  13. ^ "Coyote Waits". PBS. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  14. ^ "Music Within". Film2Go.com. Retrieved January 3, 2013.

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